I spent many hours of my youth scrapping around the mountainous deserts of central eastern Utah. I continue to scrap about the Sierra, and am prone to scraping knees. My time in the wild has taught me about the simultaneous fragility and resilience of life, a nuanced duality that led me to study biology as a student and now as a teacher. I am fascinated about all things biological, from hydrogen bonds to biomes. I feel lucky to have landed at Columbia College, where I continue to feed my curiosity about the world and am grateful the role students have in teaching me new marvelous findings and perspectives.
A bit of background: After completing a Bachelors in Crop Science at Utah State University and a 5 year stint at North Carolina State University working on various projects such as growing wheat in space, analyzing protein profiles in soybean seedlings, and researching ways to improve plants' tolerance to highly saline soils, I shifted my focus from plant physiology research to teaching biology. I moved to Idaho where I earned a Doctor of Arts in Biology, which is a degree that focuses on teaching biology to college students.
Fall Physiology Students:
Homeostasis, that’s what it’s all about! Some important things to know about our textbook:
· We use a textbook AND the associated online learning platform called Modified Mastering A&P.
o We use the same text in Biol 10: Human Anatomy (regardless of the instructor). If you have taken Biol 10 already and have a 2-year Access code you should be all set for this class.
o If you will be taking Biol 10 in a later semester, it is more economical to purchase the 2-year Access Code rather than the 18-week access code.
· Things you will need:
o Textbook: Human Anatomy and Physiology, 11th edition, by Marieb and Hoehn
o Access Code: Modified Mastering A&P (associated with the 11th edition of the textbook)
· Textbook Purchasing Option Descriptions:
o Modified Mastering A&P is an online learning platform used for homework assignments and tutorials. To complete these assignments, you will need an Access Code.
§ The Access Code comes with new textbooks.
§ You can also purchase the Access Code separately, or with the Electronic Textbook (etext).
§ You can purchase monthly access, 18-week or 24-month Access codes.
o You can purchase/rent the textbook through our online bookstore (via Barnes and Noble-there is a link on the class schedule). Or find another textbook source.
o If you prefer having a printed copy of the textbook, the loose-leaf option is the least expensive. Or you can look for used/rentable copies.
o For etextbook and/or Access Code you can also purchase them directly from Pearson’s website. If this is the route you select, I recommend waiting to do this until the first week of the semester. I will have a how-to video on Canvas.
· A few specific options:
o Loose-leaf with 24-month Access Code to Modified Mastering. ISBN: 0134763297 / 9780134763293 Human Anatomy & Physiology, Books a la Carte Plus MasteringA&P with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 11/e
o Hardcover book and 24-month Access code for Modified Mastering A&P. ISBN: 9780135175040
o Electronic textbook and Modified Mastering A&P for 18 weeks. ISBN: 9780136781059
You can also acquire a used textbook (11th or 10th edition) and purchase an Access code for Modified Mastering separately. Etext options are available from the college bookstore or directly from the publisher, Pearson. If you choose to purchase the Access code and/or etext directly from Pearson, you will need our Modified Mastering Course ID:naegle65928. I recommend waiting until the first week of class to do this, our Canvas shell will have a how-to video.
Fall Zoology Students:
Hurray for animals! Things to know about our textbooks:
· If you are a Biology major and will also be taking Biology 6: Plant Biology & Ecology, and/or Biology 2: Cell and Molecular Biology, we use the same textbook and Mastering Biology for all three classes.
o If you are also taking Biol 2 and/or Biol 6 another semester, be sure to get the 24-month access code for Mastering Biology.
o If you have already taken Biol 2 or 6, you should be set for our textbook and Mastering. You will just need to get a copy of Your Inner Fish.
· Things you will need:
o Textbook: Campbell Biology, 12th Edition. (Loose-leaf, hardcover, or electronic)
o Access Code: Modified Mastering Biology (18 weeks or 24 months)
o Class Read: Your Inner Fish, by Neil Shubin (available in paperback and audio)
· Modified Mastering Biology is an online learning platform used for homework assignments and tutorials. To complete these assignments, you will need an Access Code. The Access Code comes with new textbooks. You can also purchase the Access Code separately, or with the Electronic Textbook (etext).
· You can purchase/rent the textbook through our online bookstore (via Barnes and Noble-there is a link on the class schedule). Or find another textbook source.
· For etextbook and/or Access Code you can purchase them directly from Pearson’s website. I recommend waiting to do this until the first week of the semester. I will have a how to video on Canvas.